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Old 03-30-2011, 08:13 PM   #1
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So I got a flux core welder given to me.. Its an older model that cant be changed over to gas...can I use it to weld the holes under the hood and weld in some Scott Rod panels? I am a pretty fair welder with a mig, and since it wont have any structural properties I think I'll be fine.. but thought I'd ask before I got started.
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I have done sheet metal work with flux core one time, and I won't do it again. It was really hard to control the heat, flux burn hotter and it made more of mess. I would just convert it to run gas.
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ya, that gasless crap is all junk, dont bother even trying it
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ya, that gasless crap is all junk, dont bother even trying it
It's not junk, it just is meant for certain things. I used FC all the time when I used to weld on cell towers, and it worked great.
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ya, that gasless crap is all junk, dont bother even trying it
Kinda harsh don't ya think.....

Everything has a use and purpose. Flux Core is fine to weld thicker material with, if you know how to weld you can weld real good with it.

With that said, the sheet metal used on Mustangs is very thin, and you will without a doubt burn through eventually. You best bet is to convert to gas if your going to do sheet metal work.
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This welder is pre able to convert to gas.. so I'll just use this one for other stuff and look for a good used gas welder when I am ready to do the underhood hole filling.
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I picked up a new hobart 140 on sale($420.00), got a tank and haven't looked back. Its hard to beat for the price and I would go with it if your on a budget
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